Describes how Ohio two-year colleges are approaching guided pathways reforms. It is based on research on the guided pathways reform efforts by colleges during fall 2016 and spring 2017. Although a handful of Ohio colleges are leaders in guided pathways reforms, the focus in this report is on colleges that are just beginning to engage in such reforms.
Are you interested in learning more about prescription drug misuse on your college campus? The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is recruiting up to 50 institutions for the 2024 College Prescription Drug Study, a multi-institutional survey of college students examining the nonmedical use of prescription drugs.
In Ohio, efforts among community colleges over the past decade have helped to increase student achievement, in particular, two-year college graduation rates have nearly doubled, according to the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC).
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, three-quarters of students have reported struggles with anxiety and depression, and more than 50% have reported their mental health as “fair” or “poor,” according to a recent Inside Higher Ed survey.
A group of D.C. area colleges and universities are joining together to research ways to reduce gun violence. This coalition of schools, called the 120 Initiative, will explore topics such as social economic issues, impacts of technology, and interactions between law and society.
The community college transfer process is often a bumpy ride. While many students who enroll in a community college want to get a bachelor’s degree, only about 30 percent successfully transfer to a four-year institution. Even fewer actually earn their degree. A unique partnership between Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University aims to change that trajectory by reimagining the transfer pipeline.
Statistics show that 37 percent of college students are 25 or older. Some 60 percent of today’s students work while attending college, and 40 percent work full time. But behind every statistic is a human face—something that documentary photojournalist Rachel Bujalski chronicles in a new photo exhibition called “Today’s College Climb." Bujalski's work aims to give a voice to the changing picture of today's learners.
An experimental study revealed that alcohol advertising featuring objectified women encouraged not just some male but also female college students to manipulate others for sex. The study, led by Washington State University researchers, found that both young men and women who expressed strong beliefs in gender stereotypes were more likely to sexually coerce.